Quite often, artists use their personal experiences as inspiration for writing music. But very few artists bare it all. That’s one of the many things that makes rapper Steph Lamonte stand out. The musician holds nothing back and speaks nothing but authenticity through his songs.
The Queens-based rap artist came from humble beginnings. His music started when he rapped with family members. Later on, Steph would take his music more seriously. The MC would later go on to perform on some of the biggest rap stages in the nation. Steph has performed in the Florida Theater in Jacksonville, The Comfort Zone in Toronto Canada, and the Summer Fest in Queens New York, to name some of his notable performances.
As an artist, Steph Lamonte hopes to create a positivity message that would inspire people to take action. He uses no swear words in his lyrical craftings and looks to empower listeners through his raps and rhymes. One thing that makes Steph stand out is how extraordinarily authentic he is with his music. He bares all and tells all, never feeling like there’s anything to hide. Through his music, Steph brings people through some of his childhood memories. He raps about both peaks and valleys. With music as his medium, the rapper feels that he can share anything from his love for basketball to his spiritual struggles with right and wrong. The lyricist has a rhyme for every listener that will connect with them at a personal level.
Through his authentic music, the rap artist has experienced unprecedented success. His Instagram following has blown up to more than fourteen thousand followers and is still growing in momentum. On streaming platforms, Steph Lamonte has amassed over 30,000 streams after only four years as an independent artist. His most recent single, “Healthy” has reached another 20,000 streams within just one week of launching. Steph has a way of connecting with audiences at a deep level and speaking directly to them, almost as if he’s rapping straight to the individual.
One of the most iconic songs by Steph Lamonte is the track, “Justice.” The song is the artist’s take on the rising issue of racial discrimination in the country. With 2020 being a monumental year for the Black Lives Matter movement after the countless cases of racial profiling and police brutality, Steph feels he cannot remain silent. The song “Justice” narrates what the late Malcolm X would have to say if he witnessed some of today’s headlines on violence against black people. Steph hopes that the track would expose the deeper realities of racial discrimination in today’s modern times.
Steph’s latest album is one entitled And The Award Goes To. The record includes eight power-packed tracks like “Get Down,” “Lex Luthor,” “Acceptance Speech,” “Bernie,” “The Light,” and “What You Looking At?” “Out of My Element Intro,” and “Mud Interlude.” The artist has caught the attention of the media and has appeared on notable publications such as Skillyonline. Steph has also recently picked up a “verified artist” status on the giant streaming platform, Spotify.
Through his music, Steph looks to inspire people to overcome their struggles and find reasons to persevere. He hopes to champion morality and self-awareness and hopes to be an inspiration for those who need it most.